Festool Domino DF XL 700 Joiner Review

The Domino comes across as a little intimidating at first glance, but the learning curve is fast. Once you perfect the setup procedure for each workpiece, the marvel of the design and superior performance take over. Attempting a mortise and tenon joint by hand is tedious; you’ll be surprised at how effectively the Domino XL increases productivity and enhances the quality and tightness of your joints.

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Not considering the price of this tool would make this an incomplete review. The Festool Domino XL is pricey which makes it a significant investment for any carpenter. However, when you’re looking at fine woodworking and custom carpentry at a high level that your best clients are willing to pay for, the Domino gets the best results and saves you valuable time.

The Festool Domino XL is another great example of what Festool does better than others – workshop-like performance in a small, portable package that integrates completely with their entire system making it seamless and funcional. The Domino system is an engineering masterpiece and deserves a place in the workshop of anyone that requires quality products produced in a timely, efficient manner.

Key Features
  • Unique, patented cutting action that rotates and oscillates to create perfect, clean, and repeatable mortises every time
  • Mortise width adjustment with the turn of a dial allows for easier alignment when joining panels
  • Indexing pins for quick alignment against the edge of the workpiece for accurate placement
  • Tenons up to approximately 5-1/2-Inch in length for large scale projects


  • Model: Festool Domino DF XL 700
  • Mitre Routing: 0 – 90 degrees
  • No Load Speed: 21,000 RPM
  • Routing Height Range: 3/8″ – 1-15/16″
  • Weight: 11.46 lbs
  • Domino Slot Cutter Diameter: 5/16″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 9/16″
  • Dust Extractor Connection: 1-1/16″
  • Max Routing Depth: 2-3/4″
  • Motor Power Consumption: 720 watts